November 14, 2017
What do you get when you take The Sonnet House, Corey Daniel Florals, and a slew of top wedding vendors in Birmingham? Katie + Jeremy’s dream day of course! The two of them were married on a beautiful Spring day in April. It also gave us another chance to team up with Love Behind the Lens which we are so grateful for. If you’re newly engaged and on the hunt for a photography duo, check them out!
The beauty wasn’t contained just to the happy couple or the flowers so be sure take a look at Katie’s beautiful wedding cake by Magnificent Cakes. It was also great to have DJ Chuck with DiJital Entertainment back out for the reception while Cahaba River Strings performed the ceremony music. Katie + Jeremy chose traditional tunes for the processional, but a fun up-beat song for their recessional song.
The bride’s and bridesmaid’s hair and make up was done at Morgan Ashley Salon. While Katie’s bridal party was limited to just her Maid of Honor, anyone with a large bridal party (6+) should check them out. They have a fabulous team of artists and can knock out your bridesmaid’s ‘dos in no time. She dazzled in a Paloma Blanca gown (with pockets!) from Bustle while Jeremy and his father, who also served as Best Man, wore dapper suits from The Black Tux.
The couple rode away in a classic ride from Coats Classic Cars. If you’re in the market for a chauffeur for the evening it doesn’t get much better than a ride with Coats.
Catching up with Katie + Jeremy | November 2017
Tell us about yourselves. Jeremy and I met in March of 2012 playing in an adult kickball league here in Birmingham. Neither of our teams had enough players signed up, so the league merged us, and I suppose you could say the rest is history. Who would have thought such a simple, random assignment of teams would lead to lifelong friendships and my future husband? As you can see by how we met – we both love sports, and enjoy running together as well as going to football and basketball games, and even the occasional baseball game. What’s next for us? Hopefully lots of travelling, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a puppy too.
You guys had a small wedding party, tell us about your decision to keep it simple and what was your favorite part about keeping it small? Our decision to have a small wedding party was a tough one because we have so many family members and friends who are like family. But since it wouldn’t be practical to have fifty people up there with us, we decided to keep it simple – if unconventional. It was also really important to us to have a simple ceremony centered on our vows – so it sort of fit with our vision for our wedding day.
Let’s talk about the dress. Holy smokes was it perfect! Not only did it have pockets, but it fit your personality so well. What was the dress shopping experience like for you? The dress shopping process is no joke y’all!! I do NOT enjoy being the center of attention, which makes dress shopping extremely difficult. I had two outings to find a dress – my mom, sister in law, and “Aunt” Carolyn went with me the first time, and I tried on a dozen dresses at multiple stores and loathed them all. They were all beautiful and stylish and just not ME at all. I had a very specific vision of wearing something classic and timeless, with no idea of exactly what that might look like. The second time was just with my mom and sister in law (who traveled from Kentucky to be there with me both times when I’m sure getting a root canal would have been more enjoyable – she loves me big and I am so grateful). We went to Bustle first thing in the morning and left 30 minutes later because I found my dress immediately. The first one I tried on. My advice to brides if the idea of finding a dress is stressful to you – go to Bustle! They are appointment only, so it was nice and quiet, and I showed the girls there literally two pictures of dresses I had found on Pinterest and sort of liked, and sat in a room alone while they pulled dresses for me – no pawing through racks clueless! Everyone was relieved, and we went and had a champagne brunch to celebrate the fact we were done so early.
For your ceremony recessional, the two of you chose to have “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” played and it is such a perfect love song. Is this song meaningful to you guys or was it just a fun and catchy tune? So, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” was not a special song to us, other than we both think it’s catchy, and it was really a last minute decision. As much as we wanted the day to be classic and timeless, we thought a classical version of that song would be a perfect twist, and would complement the sweetness and lightheartedness of the recessional. It is special to us now, though!
Now that the wedding day has passed and you’ve had time to reflect, what would you say the best part of choosing The Sonnet House was? Being able to have dinner alone upstairs and being able to look out at all our guests enjoying the evening was truly memorable and I am so glad Ellen recommended that to us. I really savor those moments we had alone before the reception got under way. But really the whole day was my favorite part, because The Sonnet House just makes it easy. No freaking out if no one can figure out how your bustle works, or where the caterer is, or where the DJ is setting up or even if your flower girl and ring bearer can behave down the aisle, because TSH literally makes all of that happen seamlessly without the bride and groom ever lifting a finger or sweating a bullet. (Seriously, they can make small children behave perfectly for your special day, and I really think you guys should include that on your website).
Disclaimer: The Sonnet House cannot guarantee your child’s behavior 😉
Wedding Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Ceremony: 6:30pm The Fireplace
Reception: The Courtyard & Chapel
Venue, Catering, & Coordination: The Sonnet House
Florals & Styled Details: Corey Daniel Florals
Photographer: Love Behind the Lens Photography
Hair & Make Up Artist: Morgan Ashley Salon
Ceremony Music: Cahaba River Strings
Reception Music: DiJital Entertainment
Bride’s Cake: Magnificent Cakes
Groom’s Dessert: Steel City Pops
Transportation: Coats Classic Cars
Bridal Salon: Bustle
Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
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